Since October has become the essential horror month, I set out to create a piece depicting one of my favorite horror characters, Doctor Anton Phibes. This devilish genius first appeared in The Abominable Doctor Phibes, portrayed by horror Icon Vincent Price. After he attempted to rush back from Switzerland to England in order to over see his wife's surgery, Phibes' car toppled off the road, with him being presumed dead in the fiery wreck. Phibes survived however, his visage irreparably scarred. His beloved wife, Victoria died on the operating table, with Phibes accusing the surgical team of murder. He swore vengeance. Being an utter genius in science, medicine, music, the arcane arts, mechanics, and theology his victims didn't have a ghost of chance. He swiftly took action, styling his first kills after the ten curses of Egypt. Using his knowledge of music and acoustics, he recreated his voice, speaking through the socket in his neck when connected to a speaker. He wore a prosthetic replication of his face, only revealing the horror beneath to prove a point. Assisted by the mute Vulnavia, he swept away his prey like darkness overtaking day. Tactful, patience, and dedicated, no one has ever opposed Phibes and lived.
This version featured the true visage of the eponymous Doctor, with the back ground serving as a grim reminder to those who oppose him.